We're stepping up our growler game with artist collaborations. Our first collection of artist growlers are made in partnership with ceramic artist, Mitchell Spain. Growing up on the outskirts of a small town in central Iowa, Mitchell says he was raised with rust: "whether it was salt-induced rust on wheel wells, rusting farm equipment, or decaying tools found in barns and outbuildings, rust was everywhere." As a boy he spent hours rummaging through barns and junk piles, pondering the origins of countless obscure rusty objects and how we could re-purpose them to give them a new life.
Today Mitchell has created a process to make ceramic objects replicate the look and feel of those old rusty items from his childhood; from hip flasks with functional threaded lids, to cups and shot glasses, and now a collection of three growlers inspired by vintage oil company logos.